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Book memes

Don't normally do memes.

But it's one of those days. I don't know if I should be bolding books that I can't immediately remember much about, apart from that I read them ages ago and a vague feeling of approval (or disapproval). But I think I'm going to because otherwise it will take me ages to sort them into all the potential 'read' categories of: 'that was good, do you remember this bit' 'that was ok, except for the wittering' 'that was terrible' 'Ummmm?' and 'eh'. Instructions: 1. Bold those books you've read. 2. Italicize started-but-never-finished. (haven't bothered with this. don't think there are any.) 3. Add 3-5 of your own. (don't repeat any) 4. Post to your livejournal.

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. 1984, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's (Philosopher's) Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot

28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens

48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding

71. Perfume, Patrick Susskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell  -----------------------heavens that was tedious!
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding

76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins

78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake

85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist

90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac -----------------------------------I also read a lot of other titles by people beginning with K, cos I had an English teacher who insisted I read this, and it kept being out of the library so I'd read the book next to it

91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett

94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer ------------------------------- Alas, yes.  In my defence, I can say I only read it once and can't remember it.

97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
101. Three Men In A Boat, Jerome K. Jerome
102. Small Gods, Terry Pratchett

103. The Beach, Alex Garland
104. Dracula, Bram Stoker

105. Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz
106. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens

107. Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
108. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
109. The Day Of The Jackal, Frederick Forsyth

110. The Illustrated Mum, Jacqueline Wilson ----------------------------------------------------who is Jacqueline Wilson?  Do I care?  Should I?  There seem to be a lot of her!
111. Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy
112. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 1/2, Sue Townsend
113. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
114. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
115. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

116. The Dare Game, Jacqueline Wilson
117. Bad Girls, Jacqueline Wilson
118. The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

119. Shogun, James Clavell
120. The Day Of The Triffids, John Wyndham

121. Lola Rose, Jacqueline Wilson
122. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
123. The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy----------------------------  > definitely comes under 'eh'.   I remember reading it, but not one ounce of the content.

124. House Of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
125. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
126. Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett

127. Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison
128. The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle

129. Possession, A. S. Byatt
130. The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
131. The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
132. Danny The Champion Of The World, Roald Dahl

133. East Of Eden, John Steinbeck
134. George's Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl
135. Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett

136. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
137. Hogfather, Terry Pratchett
138. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan

139. Girls In Tears, Jacqueline Wilson
140. Sleepovers, Jacqueline Wilson
141. All Quiet On The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
142. Behind The Scenes At The Museum, Kate Atkinson

143. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
144. It, Stephen King
145. James And The Giant Peach, Roald Dahl

146. The Green Mile, Stephen King
147. Papillon, Henri Charriere
148. Men At Arms, Terry Pratchett

149. Master And Commander, Patrick O'Brian
150. Skeleton Key, Anthony Horowitz
151. Soul Music, Terry Pratchett
152. Thief Of Time, Terry Pratchett
153. The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett

154. Atonement, Ian McEwan
155. Secrets, Jacqueline Wilson
156. The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier
157. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
158. Heart Of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
159. Kim, Rudyard Kipling

160. Cross Stitch, Diana Gabaldon
161. Moby Dick, Herman Melville

162. River God, Wilbur Smith
163. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
164. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
165. The World According To Garp, John Irving --------------------------------------------------definitely read it, but can remember the cover much more clearly than the plot!
166. Lorna Doone, R. D. Blackmore

167. Girls Out Late, Jacqueline Wilson
168. The Far Pavilions, M. M. Kaye
169. The Witches, Roald Dahl
170. Charlotte's Web, E. B. White
171. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley

172. They Used To Play On Grass, Terry Venables and Gordon Williams
173. The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway
174. The Name Of The Rose, Umberto Eco

175. Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder
176. Dustbin Baby, Jacqueline Wilson
177. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl

178. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
179. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach

180. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery
181. The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson
182. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
183. The Power Of One, Bryce Courtenay
184. Silas Marner, George Eliot

185. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
186. The Diary Of A Nobody, George and Weedon Grossmith
187. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
188. Goosebumps, R. L. Stine
189. Heidi, Johanna Spyri

190. Sons And Lovers, D. H. Lawrence
191. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
192. Man And Boy, Tony Parsons
193. The Truth, Terry Pratchett
194. The War Of The Worlds, H. G. Wells

195. The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans
196. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
197. Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett
198. The Once And Future King, T. H. White
199. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle
200. Flowers In The Attic, Virginia Andrews
201. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien

202. The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan ---------------------------------------- Sure I have read one of these buckets of Jordans, but I'm buggered if I can remember which one.  They seem very samey
203. The Great Hunt, Robert Jordan
204. The Dragon Reborn, Robert Jordan
205. Fires of Heaven, Robert Jordan
206. Lord of Chaos, Robert Jordan
207. Winter's Heart, Robert Jordan
208. A Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan
209. Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan
210. A Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan
211. As Nature Made Him, John Colapinto
212. Microserfs, Douglas Coupland
213. The Married Man, Edmund White
214. Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin
215. The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault
216. Cry to Heaven, Anne Rice
217. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe, John Boswell
218. Equus, Peter Shaffer
219. The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten
220. Letters To A Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
221. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn
222. The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice
223. Anthem, Ayn Rand
224. The Bridge To Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
225. Tartuffe, Moliere
226. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
227. The Crucible, Arthur Miller
228. The Trial, Franz Kafka
229. Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
230. Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles
231. Death Be Not Proud, John Gunther
232. A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen
233. Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen
234. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
235. A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
236. ALIVE!, Piers Paul Read
237. Grapefruit, Yoko Ono
238. Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde
240. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
241. Chronicles of Thomas Convenant, Unbeliever, Stephen Donaldson
242. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny

242. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
243. Summerland, Michael Chabon
244. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
245. Candide, Voltaire
246. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Roald Dahl
247. Ringworld, Larry Niven
248. The King Must Die, Mary Renault
249. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
250. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle

251. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde
252. The House Of The Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
253. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne
254. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
255. The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson
256. Chocolate Fever, Robert Kimmel Smith
257. Xanth: The Quest for Magic (Original trilogy), Piers Anthony --------------------------------  And it was bloody awful.  Why did I go on reading them?  Why???

258. The Lost Princess of Oz, L. Frank Baum
259. Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon
260. Lost In A Good Book, Jasper Fforde
261. Well Of Lost Plots, Jasper Fforde
262. Life Of Pi, Yann Martel
263. The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver
264. A Yellow Raft In Blue Water, Michael Dorris
265. Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder

267. Where The Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
268. Griffin & Sabine, Nick Bantock
269. Witch of Blackbird Pond, Joyce Friedland
270. Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien
271. Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
272. The Cay, Theodore Taylor
273. From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
274. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
275. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
276. The Kitchen God's Wife, Amy Tan
277. The Bone Setter's Daughter, Amy Tan
278. Relic, Duglas Preston & Lincolon Child
279. Wicked, Gregory Maguire
280. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
281. Misty of Chincoteague, Marguerite Henry
282. The Girl Next Door, Jack Ketchum
283. Haunted, Judith St. George
284. Singularity, William Sleator
285. A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
286. Different Seasons, Stephen King
287. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
288. About a Boy, Nick Hornby
289. The Bookman's Wake, John Dunning
290. The Church of Dead Girls, Stephen Dobyns
291. Illusions, Richard Bach
292. Magic's Pawn, Mercedes Lackey
293. Magic's Promise, Mercedes Lackey
294. Magic's Price, Mercedes Lackey
295. The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Gary Zukav
296. Spirits of Flux and Anchor, Jack L. Chalker
297. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
298. The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices, Brenda Love
299. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
300. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
301. The Cider House Rules, John Irving
302. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card

303. Girlfriend in a Coma, Douglas Coupland
304. The Lion's Game, Nelson Demille
305. The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars, Stephen Brust

306. Cyteen, C. J. Cherryh
307. Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco

308. Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
309. Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk
310. Camber of Culdi, Kathryn Kurtz

311. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
312. War and Remembrance, Herman Wouk
313. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
314. The Giver, Lois Lowry
315. The Telling, Ursula Le Guin  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Yay!
316. Xenogenesis (or Lilith's Brood), Octavia Butler
317. A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold
318. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
319. The Aeneid, Publius Vergilius Maro
320. Hanta Yo, Ruth Beebe Hill
321. The Princess Bride, S. Morganstern
322. Beowulf, Anonymous -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------though alas, only in translation

323. The Sparrow, Maria Doria Russell
324. Deerskin, Robin McKinley
325. Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey ------------------------------------------------------------------------  dear oh dear oh dear...

326. Passage, Connie Willis
327. Otherland, Tad Williams
328. Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay
329. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
330. Beloved, Toni Morrison
331. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore
332. The mysterious disappearance of Leon, I mean Noel, Ellen Raskin
333. Summer Sisters, Judy Blume
334. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo

335. The Island on Bird Street, Uri Orlev
336. Midnight in the Dollhouse, Marjorie Filley Stover
337. The Miracle Worker, William Gibson
338. The Genesis Code, John Case
339. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevensen
340. Paradise Lost, John Milton ---------------------------------------------------------------------  but only once all the way through.  Seriously overrated by pompous people who have probably never read it, I'd say.

341. Phantom, Susan Kay
342. The Mummy or Ramses the Damned, Anne Rice

343. Anno Dracula, Kim Newman
344: The Dresden Files: Grave Peril, Jim Butcher
345: Tokyo Suckerpunch, Issac Adamson
346: The Winter of Magic's Return, Pamela Service
347: The Oddkins, Dean R. Koontz
348. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
349. The Last Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
350. At Swim, Two Boys, Jaime O'Neill
351. Othello, by William Shakespeare

352. The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas
353. The Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats
354. Sati, Christopher Pike
355. The Inferno, Dante
356. The Apology, Plato
357. The Small Rain, Madeline L'Engle
358. The Man Who Tasted Shapes, Richard E Cytowick
359. 5 Novels, Daniel Pinkwater
360. The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Juliet Marillier
361. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
362. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
363. Our Town, Thorton Wilder
364. Green Grass Running Water, Thomas King
335. The Interpreter, Suzanne Glass
336. The Moor's Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie
337. The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson  -------------------------------------------------------------------- don't think it should have a 'The' though.

338. A Passage to India, E.M. Forster
339. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
340. The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux
341. Pages for You, Sylvia Brownrigg
342. The Changeover, Margaret Mahy
343. Howl's Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones

344. Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
345. Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo
346. Shosha, Isaac Bashevis Singer
347. Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck
348. The Diving-bell and the Butterfly, Jean-Dominique Bauby
349. The Lunatic at Large, J. Storer Clouston
350. Time for Bed, David Baddiel
351. Barrayar, Lois McMaster Bujold

352. Quite Ugly One Morning, Christopher Brookmyre
353. The Bloody Sun, Marion Zimmer Bradley
354. Sewer, Gas, and Eletric, Matt Ruff
355. Jhereg, Steven Brust

356. So You Want To Be A Wizard, Diane Duane
357. Perdido Street Station, China Mieville
358. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
359. Road-side Dog, Czeslaw Milosz
360. The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
361. Neuromancer, William Gibson

362. The Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
363. A Canticle for Liebowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr
364. The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault
365. The Gunslinger, Stephen King
366. Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
367. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
368. A Season of Mists, Neil Gaiman  ------------------------------------------------  haven't read this one.  Why haven't I?  Off to Amazon...  Oh, hang on, I have read it, it's just the title didn't ring a bell.  Bum.

369. Ivanhoe, Walter Scott
370. The God Boy, Ian Cross
371. The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie R. King
372. Finn Family Moomintroll, Tove Jansson

373. Misery, Stephen King
374. Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
375. Hood, Emma Donoghue
376. The Land of Spices, Kate O'Brien
377. The Diary of Anne Frank

378. Regeneration, Pat Barker
379. Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
380. Dreaming in Cuban, Cristina Garcia
381. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
382. The View from Saturday, E.L. Konigsburg
383. Dealing with Dragons, Patricia Wrede
384. Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss
385. A Severed Wasp - Madeleine L'Engle
386. Here Be Dragons - Sharon Kay Penman
387. The Mabinogion (Ancient Welsh Tales) - translated by Lady Charlotte E. Guest
388. The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm afraid so.  Didn't think it was good enough to read the sequel.

389. Desire of the Everlasting Hills - Thomas Cahill
390. The Cloister Walk - Kathleen Norris
391. My Antonia, Willa Cather
392. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
393. The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins

394. Conceived Without Sin, Bud MacFarlane Jr.
395. Pierced by a Sword, Bud MacFarlane, Jr.
396. Tully, Paullina Simons
397. On the Beach, Nevil Shute
398. Cat's Eye, Margaret Atwood

399. Earth Abides, George R. Stewart
400. Double Play, Robert Parker
401. Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott
402. Bookman's Promise, John Dunning
403. Julius Caesar, Shakespeare
404. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain

405. A Separate Peace, John Knowles
406. The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn, Janis Hallowell
407. The Bible ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------      Not all of it anyway.
408. The Odyssey, Homer
409. The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky
410. The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
411. The Way of a Pilgrim, Anonymous
412. The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody, Will Cuppy
413. Song of Eve, June Strong
414. Cyclops, Clive Cussler
415. The Light That Failed, Rudyard Kipling ------------------------------------------------Yay for Kipling!  ( but not the cakes one.  Cos his cakes are horrid).

416. Zia, Scott O'Dell
417. Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O'Dell
418. The Devil's Arithmetic, Jane Yolen
419. Riddle-master Trilogy, Patricia McKillip
420. Certain Women, Madeleine L'Engle
421. My Hundred Children, Lenah Kikhler-Zilberman
422. Sandry's Book, Tamora Pierce
423. Joona trilogy, Kim Englehart
424. The Dark Is Rising Sequence (set of 5 books), Susan Cooper
425. King of Shadows, Susan Cooper -------------------------------------------------------  bit of a disappointment that one

426. Among Friends, Caroline Cooney
427. Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

428. Anne Frank and Me, Cherie Bennett & Jeff Gotesfeld
429. Shadow of a Hero, by Peter Dickinson
430. A House Like a Lotus, by Madeleine L'Engle
431. Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis

432. A Raging Quiet, by Sherryl Jordan
433. A Ring of Endless Light, by Madeleine L'Engle
434. The Girl Who Owned a City, by O.T. Nelson
435. Below the Root, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
436. Island in the Sea of Time, by S.M. Stirling
437. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling

438. Digital Fortress, Dan Brown
439. Around the World in Eighty Days, Jules Verne
440. The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller
441. Thunder and Roses, Mary Jo Putney
442. Love Beyond Tomorrow, Erin Klingler
443. Wizard's First Rule, by Terry Goodkind
444. The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende --------------------------------------------------------  Seem to remember being rather disappointed by the ending, which seems somehow appropriate.

445. The Hidden Staircase, by Carolyn Keene
446. Chess with A Dragon, by Devid Gerrold
447. Dreadnaught, by Robert K. Massie
448. On Basilisk Station, by David Weber
449. The High and the Mighty, by Ernest K. Gann
450. The Old Dog Barks Backwards, by Ogden Nash
451. The Soul of a New Machine, by Tracy Kidder
452. Startide Rising, by David Brin
453. The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
454. All the President's Men, by Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein
455. Guilty Pleasures, Laurell K. Hamilton
456. Moonheart, Charles DeLint
457. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, Alan Garner
458. Lady Chatterly's Lover, D.H. Lawrence --------------------------------------------------------------- less racy than advertised, I thought.

459. Ficciones, Jorge Luis Borges
460. Henry V, Shakespeare

461. To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis
462. Elric of Melnibone, Michael Moorcock ----------------------------------------------------------------- Alas.
463. M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link, Robert Asprin
464. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling

465. The Wind in the Door, by Madeleine L'Engle
466. The Kingmaker's Sword, by Ann Marston
467. The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irving Stone
468. Alvin Maker (et. al.,) Orson Scott Card
469. Jesus and the Lost Goddess, Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy
470. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein
471. Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov

472. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
473. The Man with a Load of Mischief, Martha Grimes
474. Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman
475. The Alienist, Caleb Carr  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  I think because I accidentally went on holiday without a book and had to buy one from a ferry terminal or somewhere like that.

476. Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West, Cormac McCarthy
477. The Secret Service, Wendy Walker
478. Let's Go Play at the Adams', Mandal Johnson
479. The Unlikely Ones, Mary Brown
480. Tristram Shandy, Lawrence Sterne
481. Slaugherhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
482. Game Of Thrones, George R.R. Martin
483. Clash Of Kings, George R.R. Martin
484. Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin

485. Forever Amber, Kathleen Winsor
486. The Other Boleyn Girl, Phillipa Gregory

487. Through a Glass Darkly, Karleen Koen
488. The Silence of the Lambs, Thomas Harris
489. Natural Solar Architecture, a passive primer: David Wright
490. Billy and the Boingers, Berke Breathed
491. The Ordinary Princess, M. M. Kaye
492. Bambi, Felix Salten
493. Strands of Starlight, Gael Baudino
494. The Ground Beneath her Feet - Salman Rushdie
495. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke
496. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami

497. Like Being Killed - Ellen Miller
498. Decipher - Stel Pavlou
499. Pompeii - Robert Harris
500. the Stephanie Plum series, Janet Evanovich
501. A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare

502. Welcome to Temptation, Jennifer Crusie
503. Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
504. Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling
505. A Fistful of Stars by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
506. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
507. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
508. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
509. She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
510. Stiff by Mary Roach
511. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
512. The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve
513. The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
514. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
515. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce
516. Guns, Germs & Steel, Jared Diamond
517. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

518. Holy the Firm, Annie Dillard
519. Blue Like Jazz, Donald Miller
520. The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein
521. Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins
522. Ireland: A Novel, Frank Delaney
523. Cocaine: An Unauthorized Biography, Dominic Streatfeild
524. Welcome to Higby, Mark Dunn
525. 1776, David McCullough
526. Devil In The White City, Erik Larson
527. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler
528. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
529. Geek Love, Katherine Dunn
530. A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn
531. The Witching Hour - Ann Rice
532. American Sideshow - Marc Hartzman
533. Pet Semetary - Stephen King
534. Rosemary's Baby - Ira Levin
535. Naked - David Sedaris
536. Killing Yourself To Live - Chuck Klosterman
537. The Chelsea Whistle - Michelle Tea
538. Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
539. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
540. Dream Messengers - Masahiko Shimada
541. The Pigman - Paul Zindel
542. White Noise - Don DeLillo
543. Djinn - Alain Robbe-Grillet
544. Fiery Angel - Bruissov
545. Notes from Underground - Dostoevsky
546. Dhalgren, Samuel Delany
547. If On A Winter's Night A Traveler, Italo Calvino
548. The Last Samurai, Helen DeWitt
549. Youth In Revolt, CD Payne
550. Synners, Pat Cadigan
551. The Gate To Women's Country, Sheri S. Tepper
552. Without Feathers, Woody Allen
553. Neverwhere, Neil Gaiman Temple and Arch!

554. The Caine Mutiny, Herman Wouk
555. Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry
556. The Stepford Wives, Ira Levin
557. The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
558. The Lions of Al-Rassan, Guy Gavriel Kay
559. The Warden, Anthony Trollope
560. The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, GB Shaw
561. Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino
562. Code of the Woosters, PG Wodehouse

563. Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft, Boyer& Nissenbaum
564. I, Claudius, Robert Graves
565. Roman Blood, Steven Saylor

566. Swordspoint, Ellen Kushner
567. Ferney, James Long
568. Fistful of Charms, Kim Harrison
569. Traitor to the Blood, Barb & J.C. Hendee
570. Dead to the World, Charlaine Harris
571. Definitely Dead, Charlaine Harris
572. The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
573. Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, James Patterson
574. Dragon Prince, Melaine Rawn
575. Furies of Calderon - Jim Butcher
576. Academ's Fury - Jim Butcher
577. Thief series - Kay Hooper
578. Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series - Kay Hooper
579. Soft Focus - Jayne Ann Krentz
580. Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol
581. The Orchid Thief - Susan Orlean
582. A Burnt-out Case - Graham Greene
583. Dark Star Safari - Paul Theroux
584. The Fortress of Grey Ice - J. V. Jones
585. Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear
586. Affinity - Sarah Waters
587. The Wedding Officer - Anthony Cappella
588. The Waitress - Melissa Nathan
589. The Collector - John Fowles
590. The Battle of Maldon, anonymous

591. The Strange Case of Mrs Hudson's Cat, Colin Bruce
592. Leave it to Psmith, PG Wodehouse
593. Rocannon's World,  Ursula K Le Guin 
594. The Ice is Coming - Patricia Wrightson
595. Frederick Forsyth - The Shepherd
596. Le Carre - Smiley's People

And another one 1. How many books do you own?
No idea.  Never counted.

2. What type of books do they tend to be?

Ummmm - cheap ones?  Well-thumbed?  Oh, you mean *genres*.  Well, I dunno.  Bit of everything really.

3. How are they organised?
On the whole, books by one author tend to be together, and authors that I think are kind of similar are together, and books that have something in common tend to be together.   History books are organised sort of by period, except when they are organised by country.  Oh, and big books are at the bottom, otherwise they can fall on your head and that's a bad thing.

4. Where do you like to read?
Bath.  Stairs.  Train. Waiting rooms. Bed. Sofa.

5. Have you ever done something because someone in a book did it?

All the time.   I went freelance because Dilbert told me to.

6. Whose recommendations do you listen to?

I'll take recommendations from anyone, as long as I think they are recommending the book because they really liked it, rather than because it sounds like the kind of book that they think they should be recommending.  So, more  from real people  than professional reviewers.   Although it's undeniably true that real people sometimes like some *really* pants books.

7. Do you prefer to read books in one sitting, or to read a little at a time?

Ideally I'd like a mountain of books that I could read all in one go.  Alas, good books seem to be less common than you'd hope (and also, sometimes you just aren't in the mood for the book you have to hand).  So I try to ration it a bit.

8. Which forthcoming book are you most looking forward to?

Not sure there is anything I am really on the edge of my seat about just at the mo, although there are plenty of already-published books that I would like to read.

9. Which book has been the greatest disappointment to you?
Hmm.  That's a difficult one.  Maybe the last  Dark Materials book, because I thought it ended up being much more preachy even than the Narnia books that it was supposed to be the antithesis of.   Preachy atheist possibly even more annoying in novelistic setting than preachy Christian.  And at least the Narnia books were short.

10. What can make you throw a book down in disgust, even if you'd been enjoying it up to that point?

If  I'd been enjoying it up to a point, I'd go on reading because it is clearly well written enough to finish. If it was really badly written I'd probably not even start the second page.

11. What sort of book will you not even contemplate picking up, even if you were stuck in a doctor's waiting room for two hours and it was the only reading material there?

TWO HOURS?  I'm not sure there is anything I wouldn't read if I had 2 hours and absolutely nothing else to do. 

12. What was your favourite book at 5? 8? 11? 14?

Firstly, this is really dodgy, cos I really don't think I can remember.

5 - not sure if I had a favorite.  Maybe one of the Little Grey Rabbit books - say the one about Bonfire Night.
8 - probably Lord of the Rings
11 - still probably LOTR, although possibly UK Le Guin's Earthsea Trilogy, or maybe some horror that I've now edited from my adult mind
14 - Don't think I had a favorite at that age.

13. Which series did you use at school when learning to read?

Didn't learn to read at school.  Learnt to read at home.  Had special permission to go to bookshelf to get new books without asking teacher as she got annoyed with me constantly asking for new ones.

14. Did studying a book at school ruin that book for you?
Not really.  Maybe Paradise Lost, but I think I'd argue that was kind of pre-ruined by the author.  I went off Henry V a bit for a while, but I quite like it again now.   And anyway, that's a play.

15. What is your book equivalent of junk food?
Hmm.  Quick, easy, bad for you.   Maybe teen fantasy generally, though I'm not sure that's actually unhealthy.  Dilbert books maybe. 

16. What do you read when you're ill?

New stuff if I've got any: otherwise detective fiction or fantasy.

17. Which is normally better: the book, or the film?

Depends on the book / film.

18. Which book character would you like to sit next to on a train journey from Penzance to Inverness?
Rocannon (the ethnologist from Ursula Le Guin's first book, Rocannon's World).

19. What book character would you like to be on your side when alien armies invade from the planet Xarg?
Genly Ai (the Envoy from the Left Hand of Darkness.  He wouldn't mobilise fleets and tear the planet apart: he'd just show them why it would be better to join the Ecumen.)

20. Which book character would you like to imprison for life in an unpleasant cell with only a mean-spirited rat for company?

I don't think there are any I hate that much.    There are a few I'd like to just sod off and never come back and annoy me again.  But if I shut them in an unpleasant cell, I'd then feel responsible for feeding them, which would be far more hassle than it was worth.

21. Which character would you like to sit next to at school?

I'd rather not go to school at all.  Always hated school, and I don' t think even sitting next to Chrestomanci in his most magnificent dressing gown would really improve the experience sufficiently for me to want to go there.

22. What was the last book you opened?
Lord of the Rings!

23. What book(s) do you have on the go at the moment?
LOTR (again)

24. What's on your "to read" list?
"The Culture Clash- Jean Donaldson (about dog behaviour and training)

25. Recommend up to five books or series.

Trying to choose a few things that some people might not have read...

1) Garth Nix's Old Kingdom trilogy
2) Patricia Wrightson's Book of Wirrun trilogy
3) Dogs (Ray and Lorna Coppinger) (that one, obviously, if you like dogs.  If you are not interested in dogs, it's probably not going to appeal all that much...)
4) Rocannon's World (Ursula le Guin). 
5) Tales from Earthsea: Short Stories by Ursula K.Le Guin - if you found Tehanu disappointing, I think you'll enjoy this.

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